In his letter, Geelani confessed he chose wrong path, Kashmir mission failed: J&K DGP

Syed Ali Shah Geelani

Abid Bashir

Srinagar (NVI): The letter sent by Kashmiri separatist leader Syed Ali Geelani to his constituents is a candid admission by the ailing leader that the path chosen by him was wrong and that Kashmir was used by some people for their personal gains, Director General of Police (J&K) Dilbagh Singh said today.

Speaking to the reporters after inaugurating a state-of-the-art women police station at Rajouri, Dilbagh Singh said that Geelani’s letter to his constituents is an eye-opener in which he is crying hoarse.

“He has admitted that they have miserably failed in their mission and Kashmir issue was used by many people for their personal gains. His path was wrong and they were propagating negative thinking,” DGP said.

The J&K police chief’s comments came a day after Geelani parted ways from the Hurriyat Conference citing the “prevailing situation” as the main reason.

Later, in a separate letter addressed to all the Hurriyat constituents, Geelani said he felt ashamed of leading a forum where people were luring Kashmiri youth into drug abuse and serving Pakistan’s interests. He had also stated that “Kashmir’s freedom struggle” was turned into a “narco trade” and Kashmir’s drugged youth had lost focus and senses.

About the ongoing anti-militancy operations in J&K, DGP Singh said that since Pakistan continues to push in militants, no time frame or deadline can be set for wiping out militancy. “Our efforts are to clean areas and then districts gradually from militancy. Yesterday, the last surviving terrorist from Doda district was killed in an encounter. As a result, Doda district is now militancy free,” he said.

The DGP said that given the inputs that Pakistan is trying to push in terrorists from traditional infiltration routes, security forces are going to further strengthen the counter infiltration grid on the LoC and the International Border in Jammu. “We are ready to face any challenge on LoC or the IB. All the bids would be foiled. If any terrorist manages to sneak in, he will be killed in the hinterland,” he said.